Never Fear the Blank Page

Never fear the blank page. It is easy, especially at the beginning of a day (or afternoon, or evening, or whatever time you may be in the habit of writing), to stare at the blank page and believe for a moment that you do not have the right words to fill that space. And if you believe that deception for …

Writer’s Block: The Cure

Writer's Block

When people talk about writer’s block, I often recall the opening scene from Throw Mama from the Train. Billy Crystal, a writing teacher struggling to pen his own masterpiece, is sitting at his typewriter at home. He types, “The night was.” Then he crumples the paper and throws it away. And over the course of the scene, he continues to …